Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ask, Seek, Knock!

This is for today's Ways to Use it Challenge(WT223). Thanks, Julia for a fun challenge. We were to use text on our card. I LOVE some text especially when it is distressed, torn, curled, or sponged in some way. A vintage feel if you will.
I am using ODBD newly released set Ask, Seek, Knock. This set has a wonderful old world looking door. Since the basic function of a door is to open and to close, I just had to make at least one card with the door swinging open.
I am using Stampin Ups new IN Colors 09/10 for this card. I love the rich razzleberry. I sponged the text background (SU retired love by definition) using soft suede ink. I love how the soft suede gives a burnt edge sort of feel to the vintage cream cardstock. I am still on the fence about whether or not I like the crushed curry. I sponged the curry with some ranger antique linen ink to tone down the hue a bit. This color is perfect for that.
I distressed the edges of the text layer with the ranger distressing tool. I sponged the rich razzleberry cardstock with ODBD bordeaux ink pad. It is a very close match to the rich razzleberry. Love that. I colored my door using copic markers.
Here is what is behind the door!!! It is a fabulous scripture that is included in this set. I stamped it using ODBD bordeaux ink pad. Love this font and how the key words are enlarged and in all caps.
I challenge myself to make a 4.5 square card which is a lot smaller than my normal cards. I love how this is vintage, yet the layout and design is pretty simple....not a lot of stuff so to speak which is the norm for vintage. I finished with some jumbo brads.

ODBD Ask, Seek, Knock, SU LOVE by definition(retired)
Ink, palette Noir, ranger antique linen, SU soft suede, ODBD bordeaux ink pad
SU rich razzleberry, crushed curry, PTI vintage cream
AccessoriesMM jumbo brads, copics, sponges, ranger distressing tool, foam tape, CAD


  1. Just lovely Betty! I have the picture of Christ at heart's door in my bedroom and always think of it when I see this set. You have portrayed it beautifully!

  2. Betty this is stunning!!

  3. So very beautiful, Betty!! Those large brads look fantastic with this door image!!

  4. This is gorgeous Betty!! Love those bigger brads or buttons!! Great use of text!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  5. Very cool! Love how the door opens!

  6. Creative with the door, great coloring.

  7. Soooo beautiful, Betty!!! I love the rustic look and how cool to stamp the scripture behind the door....sooo AWESOME!!!


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